This Post was made possible through a partnership with Purina.
Allie here again. I want to talk to you today about something vital, and that is domestic violence. Did you know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness month? I didn’t until my mommy decided to team up with Purina and URIPALS to help raise awareness for this cause.
Here are some facts about domestic violence that I wanted to share with you.
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- Studies show 48% of domestic violence victims stay in abusive relationships out of fear of what would happen if they left their pets behind.
- Studies also show 70% of domestic violence victims report their abusers threatened, injured or killed their pet.
- As of 2017, URIPALS (Urban Resource Institute’s People and Animals Living Safely )has assisted 74 families to escape, and 106 pets escape abusive situations.[/su_box]
Now I know you are probably wondering why I am writing about this. Well, let me tell you. If your family is anything like mine – your fur babies are like one of your kids. And did you know that there are very few domestic violence shelters in the United States that can take in guests and their fur babies? The Urban Resource Institute (URI) in New York is one of them.
Luckily, we have never had to face domestic violence in our household., But I know that if we did, I know my mommy would never leave us behind. Heck, they are worried when hurricanes come through, and all of us were inside for the solar eclipse.
But why did my mom team up with Purina? Because since 2013, URI has partnered with Purina to help grow their URIPALS (Urban Resource Institute’s People and Animals Living Safely), their pet-friendly programs.
Let’s face it folks; domestic violence is nothing to sneeze at. It is vital for families as well as their furbabies to feel safe. It is just as crucial to Purina as well. Don’t believe me just check out this link to read about their commitment to URIPALS and to raising awareness of domestic violence.
Lastly, I want to leave you with this very important phone number 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). It is the domestic abuse hotline. Please share this number especially if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, And remember they are there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.
Until Next Time,